Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written


Document Type


Course Number

N5330 17

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan


AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Leukemia Genetics, AML overview, Leukemia overview

Subject Categories

Cancer Biology


The purpose of this research project is to explore the disease process of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML. AML is a disease that is estimated to affect 21,380 people in the U.S., killing 10,590 this year alone according to the National Institute of Cancer (NIC, 2017). The goal of treatment for AML is complete remission, using either a combination of chemotherapy, and/or radiation, followed by stem cell transplant (Wang & Bailey, 2016). The disease is multi-faceted with many factors believed to contribute to AML, from environmental exposures to genetics (Wang & Bailey, 2016). This project discusses the treatment choices for providers, as well as the focus on genetic discoveries in AML.